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Melio's Trattoria

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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-8494
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 of us stopped for lunch. Enjoyed the house Chianti and Pino Grigio. We shared the mushroom and sausage pizza. It was large enough to satisfy our hunger. We loved the atmosphere and the music (Italian Opera). We would definitely go back in the evening the next time we are in GV.

Thank 777BettyL
Potsdam, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends had recommended Melios as a good place for Italian food. It didn't look promising when we pulled up. Things changed once we went inside. A floor to ceiling glass wall faced the Santa Rita Mountains and the sun was going down. We would have a grand alien glow view. The other walls were covered with an attractively colorful collection... More 

Thank 136GeneK696
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

First time to try Melios. Very good good food and service. Cant understand why the place was not very busy on Saturday night. Menu good but could be vastly improved by adding pizza, which is very popular down in this area with the Green Valley crowd. Prices are ok and portions very large. Chef is from Rome and the food... More 

Thank Dan C
Bloomington, Indiana
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Almost a mile north of Tubac on the Frontage Road, some might not find this wonderful restaurant. We arrived on a busy Friday with no reservation. We were welcomed in and a table quickly located although they had too many reservations, and had used up all the menus. We ordered a carafe of house chianti which was delicious. Caye qwas... More 

Thank Guy L
Tucson, Arizona
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a modest, unassuming little place tucked away behind the gas pumps along Frontage Road. Take your time, relax and enjoy the great view of the mountains. The food here is terrific. But here's a hint: don't tell the chef how to cook your food. The chef and his wife owned a restaurant in Rome for ten years and... More 

1 Thank Skelt440
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great views and decor. Facing Elephant head peak and Santa Rita mountains. Italian restaurant with old world charm. We visit this restaurant at least four times a winter season and always enjoy the experience.

Thank melmB1293BY
Versailles, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We took a drive to Tubac and stopped at Melio's for lunch on the way. The food was authentic and excellent. Highly recommended if you desire a good Italian dining experience.

Thank George H
Rio Rico, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Melio's is the best Italian food sout of Tucson and better than most in Tucson. The portions are modest but the quality and service are superb. We eat there 5 or 6 times a year and are never disapointed. The reviewer from April 2014 who gave it 1 star obviously confuses quantity with quality! She should stick with Olive Garden... More 

Thank TomD_in_Tubac
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The wait was very long, having considering the fact that the owners were very rude , well here I go with some old friends of mine to dine here as we have heard really good things about. I regret it and so do my friends, the food tasted like it was freezer burned, yuck!! Very lousy service overall food took... More 

1 Thank Alejandro V
Green Valley, Arizona
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219 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I have lived in southern Arizona for 13 years, all this time I've heard about Melio's but had never been there. What a wonderful surprise! I found the food to be very good and the service was excellent. We were celebrating birthdays and were treated like royalty. I will go back for dinner and try other dishes.

Thank Laura L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-8494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?